Lorenzo Musetti vs Sebastian Korda
September 21, 2022 1:20 pm EDT
The Line: Sebastian Korda -200 / Lorenzo Musetti +162
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Lorenzo Musetti will meet Sebastian Korda in the Round of 16 of the 2022 Moselle Open. The match is scheduled to be played on Wednesday September 21st, 2022 at 1:20pm EST.
A blockbuster clash between two of the game’s rising stars is upon us at the Moselle Open, as Lorenzo Musetti faces the American hopeful Sebastian Korda. Both men have been quite inconsistent of late, but have shown flashes of their tantalizing potential. Who will come up on top and reach the Quarter-Finals?
Lorenzo Musetti is the third seed here at the Moselle Open in Metz and is ranked 30th on the ATP Tour. The young Italian has been inconsistent throughout his short career thus far, but has recently won a major title at the ATP-500 event in Hamburg, undoubtedly boosting his confidence. There is no doubt about his all around game, especially his backhand which ranks among the game’s best, but indoor hard courts do not rank among his favorites and he certainly prefers the clay. With that being said, he is talented enough to get the win here against the solid but inconsistent Sebastian Korda.
Sebastian Korda is unseeded here at the Moselle Open and is ranked 49th in the world. The American possesses a huge baseline game, with a massive serve. These are seemingly all the tools he needs to do well on this surface but his confidence has taken a battering this season. He had a confidence boosting win over Hugo Gaston in the First Round, and will look to take some of that momentum in his match against Lorenzo Musetti. Korda certainly has the higher upside on this surface and the bigger game, but will he be able to take advantage?
This has all the makings of a classic, with these two destined to compete near the top of the rankings for a long time. Lorenzo Musetti has been rising lately, and that win in Hamburg boosting him to a career-high ranking. However, I am going with Sebastian Korda here. His flat groundstrokes and serve should allow him to control most of the points, and once he is able to remain focused and limit the errors I am giving him the edge. Musetti is good enough to make it close but he isn’t a fan of this surface and I expect the result to reflect that. Korda in three is a likely outcome.